Neurology

  • Program Goals

    • To gain an understanding of neuropsychological manifestations of neurological disease, including agnosia, amnesia, aphasia, disorders of personality and social conduct, and dementia.
    • To learn the principles and methods of neuropsychological assessment, including standardized measurement of perception, attention and orientation, intellect, memory, speech and language, reasoning and decision-making, and personality.
    • To learn the relationship between underlying medical diseases (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, trauma) and the associated neuropsychological clinical presentation.
    • To learn methods of neuroscientific research, with an emphasis on lesion method techniques and structural and dynamic imaging at systems level (CT, MRI, PET, fMRI).
    • To design and execute research in clinical neuropsychology or cognitive neuroscience, independently or in collaborations with faculty